RE: [new_distillers] alcoholometer
- Because its only measuring density / specific gravity, then it would be
hard to tell what its exactly sitting in.
Eg say its telling you the tails are at "40%" - ie SG = 0.935
But the various fractions in there might be ...
water : SG = 1.000
ethanol : SG = 0.789
propanol : SG = 0.804
butanol : SG = 0.805
etc, etc, through the many hundreds of likely players
there are many different ways/proportions of mixing them to get a total of
How much physically do we expect of these other fractions ? Maybe theres
only a couple of mL of them, but we notice their odour at really low